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QUETZALCOATL
Also known as QUETZACOATL, TLAHUIZCALPANTECUHTLI

A picture showing the legend of QUETZALCOATL taken from our Aztec mythology archives. Illustration by Chas Saunders. Read the story below or search the index for more Aztec Gods, Aztec Goddesses, heroes, demons and monsters!

The famed Aztec Feathered Serpent God

Son of Creator God biggie OMETECUHTLI, he also makes the odd appearance as EHECATL.

QUETZALCOATL's brother is XOLOTL and his mother is Top Goddess COATLICUE. He helped create the cosmos and instigated the system of universal death and rebirth. Think wind rippling through grasses and foliage, green plumes, feathers, scales.

QUETZALCOATL ruled the Fifth World Cycle and created fifth-generation humans by sprinkling his blood over the bones of the previous tenants. Of course the bones first had to be rescued from MICTLAN, which was no easy task as MICTLANTECUHTLI was playing finders-keepers.

QUETZALCOATL brought culture to mankind and also agriculture. But most importantly, he brought chocolate!

It is a fairly little-known fact that the great QUETZALCOATL was originally KUKULCAN, the feathered serpent god of the Maya. This is a clear case of Aztec copyright theft.

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Article last updated on 25 March 2013
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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ABOUT QUETZALCOATL : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : QUETZALCOATL
Location : Mexico
Gender : Male
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : GREAT, really beneficial
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : QUETZACOATL, TLAHUIZCALPANTECUHTLI
Popularity index : 3491

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